Your breakfast might be getting more expensive thanks to a porcine virus spreading its way around the world.
The virus, which began in China, has never before been seen in the United States until now and it's spreading its way around the country. It has claimed the lives of millions of piglets in under a year, mostly in Midwestern states.
With the drop in supply, pork prices are on their way up. Some stores report as much as $4 in increases to the price of pork loin.
While the virus is contagious amongst pigs, there is no evidence of it spreading to humans or other animal species.
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